Swift response by fire personnel prevent another major fire at K’si Central Market

Four shops at the Nkatee Lane of the Kumasi Central Market, where mosty groundnuts are sold, have been razed down by fire, Monday evening.

According to Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor but for the swift response by personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) the market would have experienced another major fire outbreak.

That same market, considered to be the biggest open market in West Africa, has already been hit by severe infernos three times this year and many times in 2013.

In May this year, more than thirty shops were lost to a consuming blaze believed to have been triggered by faulty electric wires at the market square located in the Ashanti Region.

Last night’s fire that also destroyed key infrastructure at parts of the markets comes days after government announced in the 2015 Budget the acquisition of a facility for its reconstruction.

Erastus Asare Donkor who was at the scene of the fire said there were no casualties.

Officials are yet to give word on the cause of last night’s fire. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | George Nyavor | george.nyavor@myjoyonline.com

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